12 on Health: Time To Talk Day

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Feb. 1 is recognized as ‘Time To Talk Day,’ a day dedicated to creating awareness about mental health.

The day is intended to help change many of the stigmas about mental health.

According to statistics, one in four people will experience a mental health problem this year.

Health experts say if you or someone you know has mental health issues, addressing them is the first step.

They recommended finding a good time and place to talk about mental health. It is suggested that talking side by side rather than face to face helps make the conversation more comfortable.

Experts say talking while walking, cooking or stuck in traffic are all great opportunities to bring up the topic.

The key to successfully addressing mental health issues is to be gentle, according to experts.

Lastly, they note it's not just what you say, but how you say it. Health experts say you can also change someone's life just by listening.

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